Where is the Highest Waterfall in the World Located
Where is the Highest Waterfall in the World Located
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Where is the Highest Waterfall in the World Located

A waterfall is a site where river or stream meets softer rock after flowing over an place of resistant hard rock and water flows over a vertical drop in the course of a stream or river. Waterfalls can also be seen where melt water drops over the corners of a tabular iceberg or ice shelf.

How Waterfall is Formed

A waterfall is made up of two types of rock.Hard rock on the top and soft rock on the bottom.The water erodes the less resistant rock(the soft rock) quicker then the less resistant rock(the hard rock)When the water reaches the soft rock starts to wear the rock away. This creates a clith over the vertical drop the water that plunges down onto the river bed erodes the bed creating a plunge pool.The hard rock creates an overhang this eventually becomes weak and breaks of and the processes began again.

Name and Location of Top Ten Highest Waterfall of the World 

Most of beautiful and highest waterfall are present in Norway. List of officially and unofficially recorded highest waterfall of world are as follow:

Ranking Name Location River/Source Height(In Feet)
1 Angel (Salto Angel) Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela, Bolivar State Gauja River 3,212
2 Tugela KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Tugela River 3,110
3 Ramnefjellsfossen Stryn, Norway Ramnefjellbreen glacier, 2,684
4 Utigordsfoss Nesdalen, Norway Jostedal Glacier 2,625
5 Mongefossen Rauma, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Mongebeck 2,536
6 Gocta Cataracts Amazonas, Chachapoyas, Peru 2530
7 Mutarazi Nyanga National Park, Honde Valley, Eastern Highlands, Zimbabwe. Mutarazi River 2,499
8 Yosemite Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA Yosemite Creek 2,425
9 Espelandsfossen Espelandsdalen (the Espeland Valley), Granvin in Hardanger, Norway. Opo River 2,307
10 March Lower Valley (Østra Mardolafoss) Eikesdal, Norway Mardals Stream 2,151

 


 

Question: Where are the highest waterfall of world located ?
Angel Falls

Angel Falls is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall in Venezuela, with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State.

Tugela Falls

Tugela Falls is the second world highest waterfall in South Africa, with height of 948 m (3,110 ft).The waterfall drops over the edge of the Drakensberg (Dragon’s Mountains) in the Royal Natal National Park in KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa.

 

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